Paris, 1924.  They Joyce family:  James, Nora, Giorgio, and Lucia.  (From the Poetry/Rare Books Collection, University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo, with thanks to The Modern Word.

Directory of Finnegans Wake
Reading Groups

A list of local groups meeting in real space and time.
  We invite leaders or members of groups
to send information for the Directory.

 

Adelaide, Australia
We meet fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at Finn MacCool's Irish pub in Norwood. We usually get through about three to five pages over a meal and Guinness, with an emphasis on enjoyment rather than strict scholarly accuracy. Bring a reference work if you have any.The group is largely organised through this Facebook page.
Contact:
Simon Collinson

kelmaon@gmail.com

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Our group meets every other Wednesday night at 6:45; reading starts at 7:00.
We are now reading Stephen Hero the first hour and Finnegans Wake the second hour, taking turns reading the text aloud then discussing it. We and the Santa Fe group celebrate Bloomsday every year with an evening of Irish food, music, Guinness, and readings from Joyce, always ending with a group singing of "Love's Old Sweet Song". More details can be found at: www.elainesjoyce.com
Contact:
Elaine Mingus
(505)301-6723
elaine@elainesjoyce.com
or
emgramma@aol.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Group starting February 2, 2014, to celebrate Joyce's 132nd birthday, meeting once a month on a Sunday evening to read pages aloud. We will not begin at the beginning, thus exploring the circular structure of the book. Besides the focus on reading aloud there will eventually be screenings and talks.
For more information about attending, contact 
Mariana Lanari
marilanari@gmail.com

telephone 0641590039
http://www.rongwrong.org/RWFWY-02-02-2014

Antwerp, Belgium
Finnegans Wake Leesgroep Antwerpen
Fortnightly on Monday evenings
 in the Antwerp Theatre Hotel
in the Arenbergstraat in the centre of Antwerp
 (near Burla-schouwburg and Theaterplein).
Contact
Liesbeth van Gool

Vorstenhuislaan 23
B2610 Wilrijk/Antwerp, Belgium
Tel 038279768
egevil@village.uunet.be

Berkeley, California 1/2
Joyce Discussion Society
University of California, Berkeley
under the supervision of John Bishop
oral recitation of Finnegans Wake
focusing on a page per week
Sundays 6:00-8:00 pm
English Lounge, 330 Wheeler Hall
Open to Joyce enthusiasts of all levels,
with drop-in visitors encouraged.
Contact
Lainie Escovedo
510-206-9562
lainiee1@yahoo.com

Berkeley, California 2/2
The Berkeley Tuesday Night Finnegans Wake Group
Meeting weekly for more than 20 years.
Online at www.berkeleywakegroup.org.
Contact
herecomeseverybody@berkeleywakegroup.org

Boston, Massachusetts 1/2
Every Tuesday
at the Corrib Pub, 396 Market Street, Brighton
at 7 p.m.
Contact
Richard Cosma

508-877-8241
rcosma@rcn.com


Boston, Massachusetts 2/2
Weekly
(time and day determined at the start of each semester)
at O'Leary's Pub, 1010 Beacon St, Brookline
about 5 or 6 p.m.
Contact
Stephanie Nelson

nelson@bu.edu
Mailing list
http://groups.google.com/group/boston-finneganers

Bozeman, Montana
A pageatatime
7pm every Sunday
a At The Bacchus Pub
(in The Baxter Hotel atrium)
103 West Main Street.
Contact
Rio Gonzalez

jetpantheravin@gmail.com
(406)624-9746

 

Brisbane, Australia
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at Avid Reader bookshop in West End, Brisbane, with a few extra sessions at members’ houses every so often. We began in March 2013, reading about 2 pages a night, and a year later we finished chapter 1. At this rate, we should finish some time in 2039. Some of the more impatient members of the group have already looked up the end. We have a blog.
Contact
Tony Thwaites

tony.thwaites@hotmail.com


Buffalo, New York
Every two weeks on Tuesday during the academic year
 from 7:30 to11:00 or so.
 Contact 
Alphonse Kolodziejczak
70 Rollingwood
Williamsville, NY 14221-1834
716-568-0808
akolo55@msn.com
The Poetry Collection
University of Buffalo
716-654-2917

C
hampaign-Urbana, Illinois
Every Sunday night,
September through May.
 Contact
James Hurt

 j-hurt@uiuc.edu

Dublin, Ireland
weekly on Tuesdays in the academic year
 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the
James
Joyce Cultural Centre
North Great George's Street
Dublin 1
Contact
Robert Nicholson

rnicholson54@yahoo.ie


Dubuque, Iowa

Our Joyce reading group meets every Tuesday afternoon, 4:30 to 6:00, or thereabouts.
We gather at Molly Malone's pub in Dubuque.
We've been meeting for many years, beginning with Ulysses and graduating to Finnegans Wake. We take turns reading by paragraphs. Animated discussion follows.
Currently the group hs two English professors who always wanted to read the book and never did, a nurse, an ex-banker and his wife, a retired engineer, and myself, a religious studies professor. For a few weeks we were blessed with the presence of Daragh Smyth of DIT, Dublin, who read the book with Roland McHugh. Past members of the group include a classics professor, a counselor, a publisher of women's health books, and an investment broker. We are (obviously) open to anyone who is interested, and willing to shape their entire schedule around our time slot.
Contact
Robert Beck
Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
rbeck@loras.edu

Leiden, Netherlands
Finnegans Wake Leiden

We meet once every two months (every even month)
We aim to read Finnegans Wake, finding a balance
between enjoyment of the text, our own input, and scholarly accuracy.
Contact
Terence Merkelbach
finnegans.wake.leiden@gmail.com

Long Island, New York
Narcolepts on the Lakes of Coma

Twice monthly on varying schedule
at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Public Library
off exit 68 South of the Long Island Expressway on William Floyd Parkway.
Contact
Joe Vignola

631-399-4596
promryder@aol.com

Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Joyce Reading Group

Currently reading Finnegans Wake
Weekly Sunday meetings
5:30 to 7:30
Contact::
Mary McLees

doublinexistents@tds.net

New York City 1/4
The Wake Watchers of 
The Finnegans Wake Society of New York

Meeting monthly on the fourth Wednesday, 6 -- 8 pm.
You are reading this on our web site
http://www.finneganswake.org
where our present reading point is posted on the index page. All are welcome to join the group at any time.
Contact:
Murray Gross

212-226-8903
thewakeny@gmail.com
for details and meeting place


New York City 2/4
FW101

A group for newcomers to the Wake. Regular meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Contact:
Patricia Berger

212 489 5644
for more information.


New York City 3/4
Brooklyn, New York
Reading FW

A group in NYC
will meet monthly and hold its initial meeting at a private residence in Park Slope. Future meeting dates will be addressed at each meeting.
Contact
Tara Baltazar

tmb23@columbia.edu
646-251-2150
http://ourexagmination.wordpress.com

New York City 4/4
Brooklyn, New York
Lots of fun at FW

We now meet every second Thursday at 2:30 pm on West 28th Street. Some members are experienced Joyceans, others much less so. Some have read through the Wake as members of a group, some have read deeply in parts, but not all the way through, some have read little. I usually open meetings with a talk of 10 to 20 minutes based on relevant scholarship. Then we read about five pages aloud and move through the text the best we can.
I ask members for a voluntary contribution of $10 for the prep I do; some give $5 and some nothing.
Finally, it should be mentioned that members who aren't well-prepared are asked to keep their comments and questions minimal and that new members need to be a good fit with the group.

Contact
Michael Graves

718-942-4102
mikegraves50@hotmail.com

Philadelphia
Philly Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Meeting once a month (on a Sunday from September to May, on a Wednesday from June to August: write for specific dates and times) at St. Stephen's Green Pub.
We are an informal gathering of academics and nonacademics, all ages, interested in working through the Wake in a laid-back and lively atmosphere.  We read a passage aloud, discuss until we can discuss no more, and then move on to the next, and have been doing so since 2009.  We post notes after each monthly meeting; new members always welcome.
Contact
Janine Utell

Janine.Utell@gmail.com
for more info.

Portland, Oregon
The Earwickers

We have just started our group which meets monthly at the County Cork Public House in Portland Oregon.  The Earwickers read approximately two pages per meeting, over proper libations.  We welcome new members.
More information here


Riverside, California
 at Notre Dame High School
Contact 
Eric Robert Wagner

EWagner382@aol.com

San Francisco, California
meeting every Tuesday at 9 pm
at Haight & Pierce in the Lower haight,
reading 20-30 pages per week.
"Our focus is on covering ground and enjoying the act of reading and hearing the book aloud."
Contact
Brett Lockspeiser
blocks@gmail.com

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Meets Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon-ish. Contact
Tamar Stieber
tamar.stieber@comcast.net

Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
Allforabit Funferall
Second Sunday of every month in University Place
We've been meeting since November 2005, and read just a few pages a month. Our emphasis is on extracting all the heady goodness we can from the Wake while having fun doing it. Bring your laptop -- Fweet, Google, and Wikipedia are your friends. So-called "fanciful" interpretations are welcome!
Contact
Ron Hale-Evans

rwhe@ludism.org


Sydney, Australia
Meets monthly on a Sunday afternoon for tea and cake and lots of fun followed by a glass of wine. We have been meeting since 2004 and are up to page 309. No rush.
Contact
Gabrielle Carey
Gabrielle.Carey@uts.edu.au


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Last Tuesday of every month at the Six Acres Restaurant in Gastown, oral recitation of Finnegans Wake focusing on three pages per month (to last for 17 years)
Contact
Kevin Spenst

#303- 2295 Pandora Street
Vancouver BC
V5L 1N6
Tel 604-805-6333
k.spenst@shaw.ca

Venice, California
Marshall McLuhan/Finnegans Wake Reading Club
at the Venice Library.
Meets the first Monday of each month to read amd discuss two pages of Finnegans Wake in the light of McLuhan's work
Contact
Gerry Fialka

310 306 7330
website: www.venicewake.org

Washington, D.C.
We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays (+ 5th Mondays, which come around surprisingly often!) of every month. Locations change from meeting to meeting but are always on Capitol Hill, always at a drinking/eating establishment.
We read 2-3 pages per meeting.
 Contact
Mary Flannery
mary@maryflannery.com
or look for us on Facebook.

Waynesville, North Carolina
Nestled in our cozy town of in the Smoky Mountains we spent the proper seven years on Ulysses and now are meeting the third Saturday of each month reading the Wake one paragraph at a time.
Contact
Steve Wall

828 452 7171
s222t@yahoo.com

Zurich, Switzerland
 two continuing groups
1) Thursday evenings, 7 - 8.30
2) Thursday afternoon 4.30 - 6
 Contact
Fritz Senn

Zurich James Joyce Foundation
http://www.joycefoundation.ch
Augustinergasse 9
CH-8001 Zurich Switzerland
Phone: ++41 1 211 83 01 Fax ++41 1 212 51 28joyce@es.unizh.ch